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Old 10-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #31
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Just so we're all clear, the "Jeep (did not) fell (fall) apart", as described in the title, but rather a junk accessory failed, as this particular accessory has been known to do with a high degree of both certainty and regularity.

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #32
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Just so we're all clear, the "Jeep (did not) fell (fall) apart", as described in the title, but rather a junk accessory failed, as this particular accessory has been known to do with a high degree of both certainty and regularity.
Believe anything you want but thats your conclusion not mine. I say three lugs were removed by someone and the remaining two snapped on the turn under pressure. Nothing to do with a spacer.

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #33
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Believe anything you want but thats your conclusion not mine. I say three lugs were removed by someone and the remaining two snapped on the turn under pressure. Nothing to do with a spacer.
I agree..I have used several sets of spacers over the years with no problems
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #34
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I doubt it. I have heard and seen pics of them falling in jeeps repeatedly. Probably because they get more abuse then on other vehicles.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #35
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I never had trouble with my spacers. They were not rc but....

Are/were your rims/ spacers hubcentric?

I could see a non hub centered wheel moving enough to loosen the lug nuts.

My bet is attempted theft.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #36
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If I ever put spacers which I might, I'm using BLUE Locktite.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #37
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They were hubcentric. I don't think there was anything wrong with the spacer or with how I installed them. I think SOMEHOW my lug nuts came loose on that one wheel. I don't know how or when. But it did.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #38
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Well, I had a wheel come off 2 weeks ago with spacers that had been installed less than a month. On mine all five lug nuts came loose and were captured between the spacer and the wheel. Luckily, none of my studs broke or were damaged. . I am positive that no one had messed with them. I reinstalled them using Loctite this time. After reading this thread I just pulled all 4 of my wheels and checked them again. All were still nice and tight. I'm going to make it a point to check them every couple of weeks for a while.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #39
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Just so everyone knows. I contacted RC and my new wheel spacer is on its way. Their customer service is really great

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